Dave's Top 5 Neil Young Songs

Nov 11, 2016

Credit No Depression

Everybody knows I'm a huge Neil Young fan.  Seems like forever.  I was in middle school in Syracuse when I discovered his music.  I used to scan radio stations by turning the knob that moved the needle up and down.  Remember those?  I was always in search for music that was different and unique.  I loved the hip hop and the British punk and the new wave that was exploding.  But it was during one of those late night expeditions with my radio when I discovered Neil.  Wow!  I was hooked.  His voice is at times soft and sincere.  Other times, brash and vitriolic.  He is certainly one-of-a-kind.  And his music has always been sort of therapeutic for me; from my adolescence to now.

In honor of his 71st birthday on November 12th, I played my top 5 favorite songs on the radio Friday morning.  Missed it?  Here they are ...

#5 Ambulance Blues from 1974's On The Beach:

#4 Sugar Mountain from 2008's 1968 Live at Canterbury House:

#3 Cortez the Killer from 1975's Zuma:

#2 Down by the River from 1969's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere:

And #1 ... Heart of Gold from 1972's Harvest:

Hope you enjoyed!  Keep on rockin' in the free world!

-dave michaels

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